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Why settle for the highly compressed version and transcode it?
Authored by: clast on Oct 08, '08 03:09:37AM

Why settle for the flv version and transcode it? You could download the the less compressed mp4 version and skip the VisualHub transcoding step (which further degrades the quality).

This is what I do:
1. I go the video page in Safari and manually add the the &fmt=18 or just click the "watch in high quality" link below the video. I bet you could fix a bookmarklet to add the &fmt=18 if you think it's troublesome.
2. I do the old Activity window trick mentioned. I look for the a file with MB size instead of KB or bytes and I just double click it. The video will be downloaded as video.mp4.
3. I watch my hdd free space shrink as I download every cute cat video I can find on the tube.

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